A repository for Crazy Quilt Journal Project 2012 participants blocks, general information, and progress reports.
This is an interesting block Carol is it part of a theme?
OK, I'll try this again for the third time...This year, when entering the challenge, my goal was to get better at crazy quilting, but I was also "enrolled" for a third year in the Bead Journal Project (where I was running out of ideas) and the Take a Stitch Tuesday "class" at Pin Tangle. When Judy Laquidara of Patchwork Ties and Vicki Welch of Field Trips in Fiber posed a Color Palette Challenge, I saw a way to merge these different online challenges into one project which would be easier to fit into my schedule. Each month, Judy and Vicki propose a color palette derived from a photograph, a print, an object --- and I search my stash for fabric, ribbons, trims, beads which fit with that palette. I then select a block grid, sometimes with modifications, posted by Sharon B for her "I Dropped The Button Box" crazy quilt on Pin Tangle to make my basic block. I then try to use what I'm learning in the Bead Journal Project and Take a Stitch Tuesday to embellish the basic block.No two months use the same color scheme but some colors do carry over from block to block, and I also attempt to carry over some of the seam embellishment items (notably a string of crystal beads. selected ribbons, and some laces - but I've run out of some and had to buy more as these were not the typical items in my stash). I hope the use of common elements will make the blocks work together, however different in color or theme. I f they don't, I guess I will have to make more blocks to force the issue!Anyway, to make a long asnwer short --- no theme. Just trying to use the expertise of several online specialists and merge them into blocks I hope I can call my own designs...
That is great Carol I'm Sure that is the idea of the CPJ to use your ideas and teachings. I wish I had more but I seem to stay on much the same path but do try to try out different stitches.Good luck hope to see your finished article. Joy...NZ
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